I believe in the power of words; they can lift someone up or bring them down. They can take you across the globe, into space or to a different dimension. You can lose yourself in words written by others, or you can be the one to make people laugh, cry and muse over your story. Imagine having that power at the tip of your pen…I believe, that would be awesome!
I love a good story, any kind of story. The genre doesn’t really matter as long as it’s a compelling story. I have to be able to relate to the characters, to feel I am the character. I love authors who manage to make me revise my opinion of a certain character. Jodi Picoult is a perfect example of this type of storytelling. Lastly, but also what mainly triggered my passion for the written word, is a writer’s ability to talk about nothing at all and yet retains the reader’s rapt attention till the very end. My hero: The booger-loving humor columnist of the Miami Herald back in the 80’s; Dave Barry.
I know that there are many ways to tell a story and that I have to discover the right way to write mine to turn it into a compelling one.
I want others to read my work and come away laughing and crying and thinking…I can’t wait for her next book/story!